As a Catholic community we inspire our students to share in the life of Christ. We provide an educational environment, which will strengthen the spiritual and social values of the students.
Pictured above: Students in their School Family groups decorating valentine-themed lunch bags to be used for Redwood City's "Sandwiches on Sundays" (SOS) program.
Grades 2 & 7 are sponsoring this project. We kick-off with our annual Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast. The price of breakfast is a self-determined donation. We continue throughout Lent collecting plastic water bottles, which are taken to a recycle center and exchanged for cash. All monies earned from both the breakfast and the water bottle drive go to our sister parish, St. Francis Xavier, in Kiraeni, Tanzania. We originally raised money for them to complete there church building and now are helping them financially with the construction of an underground cistern, which will provide the community with a ready source of clean drinking water. Read more about our relationship with St. Francis Xavier.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel students are expected to live with integrity and love like Jesus, becoming involved in their surrounding world and responding compassionately to those in need.
Our successful Community Outreach Program began in 1992. The monthly projects consist of organizing school-wide drives for several organizations that assist people in need locally, nationally and internationally.
The project has two primary goals: to teach the importance of community involvement to our students and to encourage the practice of religious values while helping people in need. Each grade sponsors one outreach drive that involves coordinating the activity for the entire school and incorporating it into their curriculum. Often the organizations that we support send representatives to speak with students about their particular role in the community and the challenges they face.